3 more new PAP candidates introduced

SINGAPORE - The People's Action Party introduced another three new faces on Monday. This makes up a total of 15 new candidates so far.

They are: Trade unionist Patrick Tay Teck Guan, 40, Brigadier-General (NS) Tan Chuan-Jin, 42, and former Economic Development Board director Low Yen Ling, 36.

PAP's first assistant secretary-general Wong Kan Seng, who is Deputy Prime Minister and Home Affairs Minister, introduced the three who are likely to be fielded in Nee Soon GRC, Marine Parade GRC and Chua Chu Kang GRC respectively.

Patrick Tay Teck Guan

Age: 40

Occupation: Executive secretary of the Healthcare Services Employees' Union and Advisor/Senior Consult of the Union of Security Employees

Marital Status: Married with two sons and a daughter

Highest educational qualifications: Master of Laws (honours) from the National University of Singapore

Career: Joined NTUC in 2002 as an industrial relations officer, and became chief IRO of Shipbuilding and Marine engineering Employees Union

Grassroots involvement: Secretary of Bedok CCC and a councillor with East Coast Town council

Languages spoken: English, Chinese

Likely to be fielded in: Sighted in Nee Soon GRC

PATRICK TAY TECK GUAN: 'It is an honour for me to come forward to serve in a larger capacity, be a voice for workers in Parliament and positively impacting even more lives to the best of my ability.'

Tan Chuan-Jin

Age: 42

Occupation: Retired from the Singapore Armed Forces on March 31 after 24 years of service

Marital status: Married with two children

Highest educational qualifications: Masters in Defence Studies from Kings College London in 1998 and Masters in Public Management from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Career: Commissioned at Sandhurst and has held various appointments in the SAF. Led SAF's relief effort to Meulaboh, Aceh after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Chaired the 2009 National Day Parade executive committee.

Languages spoken: English, Chinese

Likely to be fielded in: Marine Parade GRC

TAN CHUAN-JIN: 'I believe that our nation, our people and our future are worth fighting for.'

Low Yen Ling

Age: 37

Occupation: Was a director of professional services with Economic Development Board

Marital status: Married with two young children

Highest educational qualifications: Bachelor of Business Studies (2nd upper honours) from Nanyang Technological University, majoring in financial analysis

Career: Five years of experience in private sector before joining EDB as a senior officer in 2001. Handled commercial lending accounts for UOB and Keppel Tat-Lee Bank and was a business development manager with a start-up.

Grassroots involvement: Active in Hong Kah GRC

Languages spoken: English, Chinese

Likely to be fielded in: Chua Chu Kang GRC

LOW YEN LING: 'I hope to play a part, however small, in creating a Singapore that our future generations will be proud to call home, just like how we have been proud to be called Singaporeans too.'